Local Events September 30, 2023

Apple Picking in the NW

With the warmer temperatures still lingering and the change in fall colors, visiting an apple orchard makes for a fun outdoor adventure for all ages. August through end of October is a great time to visit the Farms. Plan to pack your rubber boots if your walking through the orchards. Most farms are open based on harvest availability.

3 Different Ways to Enjoy the Fall Apple Harvest – UPick, Cider Press Farms, or a Day Trip to Yakima, WA.


U-Pick Apple Orchards

Butler’s Farm, 3414 137th St NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332

From the owners…”The honor system – Feel free to pick produce while the homeowners are away. Exact cash or checks can be made out to Steve Butler”.

Curran Apple Orchard, 3920 Grandview Dr W, University Place, WA 98466

The Curran Orchard offers an Adopt a Tree program for each harvest year. Guests are welcome to harvest a bag or two if they are not a part of the program.

Skipley Farm, 7228 Skipley Rd. Snohomish, WA 98290

Word from the owners… “$5 donation per adult: orientation, grazing (come hungry) & support our not-for-profit educational “Farm Incubator”. Bring bags! to take produce/cider home in. Plan to come with your furry friend after 3PM on weekends.”


Cider Press Farms

Cockrell Cider Farm, 6613 114th Ave. Ct. E. Puyallup, WA 98372

Mill House Cider Co, 303 Center St E Eatonville, WA 98328

Lattin’s Country Cider Mill and Farm, 9402 Rich Rd SE Olympia, WA 98501

Bushel and Barrel Ciderhouse, 201 NW Beaver Ridge Lane Poulsbo, WA 98370

Nashi Orchards Tasting Room, 16906 107th Ave SW Vashon, WA 98070

Dragon’s Head Cider, 18201 107th Ave SW, Vashon, WA 98070


Day Trip to Yakima, WA

Looking for a scenic fall drive? Yakima is 2hrs30min from Tacoma. With over 69,117 acres of planted apple orchards you are sure to bring home boxes of delicious apples. Check out the Yakima Upick Farms…

West Valley UPick, 11901 Zier Road Yakima, Wa 98908

Mcilrath Family farms, 10 Old Naches Highway Yakima, WA 98908

Johnson orchards, 4906 Summitview Avenue Yakima, WA 98908


Fun Facts from the Washington Apple Commission

🍎The average American eats 16 pounds of fresh apples each year. 🍎Washington grows more apples than any other state. 🍎It takes the energy from 50 apple tree leaves to produce one apple.